Kent Ellis Wright, 69, of Martinsville, VA, passed away peacefully in Hospice care Monday, February 15, 2021. He was born in Martinsville on July 18, 1951 to Andrew Haley Wright and Ella Ward Donovant Wright. He was preceded in death by his mother Ella Donovant Wright.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Theresa Sheryl Martin Wright and his two children, Brad Allen Wright of Martinsville and Melody Lynn Wright of Greensboro, NC; his father, Andrew Wright, his brothers Sammy Wright of Martinsville and Mark Wright of Spotsylvania County, VA.
Kent was a contractor/architect for 30 years, an army vet who fought in Vietnam and was known for his skill with building and wood working. He coached many little league baseball and basketball teams when his children were young. He was known as a great coach and mentor to many young people. He also taught trades at PHCC and took pride in mentoring the young men and women he taught there.
A private graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Roselawn Burial Park with Reverend Lewis Harris officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, 730 E. Church Street, #13, Martinsville VA 24112.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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